Potential conflicts of interest generated by the use of non-heart-beating cadavers.

Abstract

The non-heart-beating cadaver donor procurement process might come in conflict with the organ sharing system by diverting organs from potential recipients. It might also have a negative effect on public attitudes about transplantation. The process could start society down a slippery slope leading to extending donor criteria. Some of these scenarios are merely theoretical, but the procedure should be monitored to avoid such problems.

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@article{Burdick1993PotentialCO, title={Potential conflicts of interest generated by the use of non-heart-beating cadavers.}, author={James F. Burdick}, journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal}, year={1993}, volume={3 2}, pages={199-202} }